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Hi guys! I love Irish culture and Irish/celtic myths :) this is a very old work, arround 2006 or 2007. Letīs check the myth of Arianrhod, the Moon goddess, also know as the Goddess of the Silver Wheel or the Silver Net. (castellanizado como Red de Plata ;) )

PSCS/Grapphire 3/6 hours/Music: Oxygene 1 - Jean michel Jarre (if you can, please listen this song, inspired me a lot for this pic :)

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Arianrhod (ah-ree-AHN-rhohd), Arian meaning 'silver', and Rhod meaning 'wheel' or 'disc'. Celtic Moon-Mother Goddess. Called the Silver Wheel that Descends into the Sea. Daughter of the Mother Goddess Don and her consort Beli. She is ruler of Caer Sidi, a magical realm in the north. She was worshiped as priestess of the moon. The benevolent silver sky-lady came down from her pale white chariot in the heavens to watch more closely over the tides she ruled. Her Festival is on 2nd December, she is also honoured at the Full Moon.

In addition to native variations by locality or over time, there are often several possible transliterations into the Roman alphabet used for English, Arianrhod Aranrhod - Arianrod.

A star and moon Goddess, Arianrhod was also called the Silver Wheel because the dead were carried on her Oar Wheel to Emania (the Moon- land or land of death), which belonged to her as a deity of reincarnation and karma. Her consort Nwyvre 'Sky, Space, Firmament' has survived in name only. Caer Arianrhod is the circumpolar stars, to which souls withdraw between incarnations, thus she is identified as a Goddess of reincarnation. The Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess in Wales, her palace was Caer Arianrhod (Aurora Borealis), or the secret center of each initiate's spiritual being.

The moon is the archetypal female symbol, representing the Mother Goddess connecting womb, death, rebirth, creation. (Albion, the old name of Britain, meant 'White Moon'). The Celts "know well the way of seas and stars", and counted time not by days, but by nights, and made their calendars, such as the famous Coligny Calendar, not by the sun, but by the moon. Ancient astrologers took their observations from the position of the moon and its progress in relation to the stars - the starry wheel of Arianrhod.

In Celtic Myth the Goddess has three major aspects: the maiden, the mother and the crone. These three represent the three stages in life of a woman. Blodeuwedd is the flower maiden, Arianrhod represents the mother and The Morrigu at last is the crone. These three aspects of the Celtic goddess may have different names in different regions and regional legends. For example, Morrigan also takes the mother role at times
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fbi12345 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Wait if Bloweuwedd represent an aspect of Arianrhod and Bloweuwedd married and tried to kil Arianrhod's Son Lleu. So Arianrhod screwed and tried to kill his own even Greek gods don't try to have sex with their own son. 
SPIRITRAY76 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i just hop she doesn't destroy the world. 
TakimiRyumi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Came across this and if anyone else has read Wheel of Time, they'll make a connection.


tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Blodeuwedd (Flower-Face) was just a adulterous women who was made by her husband's sorcerorous Uncle and was punished by being turned into an Owl cursed to be shunned by the other birds
tomeojr Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Or at least that's the most I've seen on her. Sorry if this sounded pushy
L-Elfe-des-volcans Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the celtic mythology too, she's great !
wikiattack ^^
kristikeivi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
this is just stunning. Your art is marvelous, I :love: it.
Magic666z Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Oh, and I should also pay them a visit. If there is one time of the year when I want to listen to their stuff, it's Saint Patrick's Day. Of course, they also worship the Greco-Roman gods, so what do I know. All I know is that "Hellboy 2" sucked and "Percy Jackson" sucked, too.
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
So, this is the goddess that they pray to.

MichaelGabrielPogi71 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I've never heard of this character but you really rocks you create amazing and stunning Characters
DarkTailss Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Silver disc that descends into the sea... can't help but notice a lot of these old myths sound a lot like today's UFOs
Taoisman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Most of your work is pretty atmospheric and polished, but I don't understand why most of these myth pics of women have to be 90% half-naked. This one especially should be dressed in a grand, divine attire, but instead she looks like a cheap dominatrix. Resist the urge, please. Some of these pics deserve better.
deathlyman Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my favorite is gwydion ap dawn.j.
livelaughlove4 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I really like this one! :D:D
Soullessdestiny Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
this is really neat
saishadow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
thats cool
envios Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Is she taking souls deep within her body? :P
GlitteringHoney Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutly love this picture and your work in generall! and that you added an explenation to the picture with the myth stuff and what not is totaly awsome!
saishadow Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
allanonmage Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Loves the redheads!
karloxxx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
OOOOOHH MYYYY GODDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!, SHE I SOOOO SEXY AND GODDESS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Deyren Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i really love it.
GTSReviewer Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Writer
Wait....WHY is she pwning the earth o.o?

Oh I guess that streak of light near the moon is a nuke with an OVER 9000 megaton warhead. Nothing wrong here, carry on.
Shadowdanc3r Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Man, as long as you keep putting up art on DA I will have a reason to log in and look around. Excellent work! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!!
BlAcKaT94 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. So looks so powerful.
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo lovely :D
higurashy-bleachfan0 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
wow thats really awesome
CrashAriMP5N2O Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
When I saw this image, this reminded me of the Sailor Moon's last season, all about galactic wars lol
Xavius-Windsong Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice pic!
linnialovestoast Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
This is absolutely beautiful!
Sean-Hiruki Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ah she is lovely. Thank you for loving the culture and Gods of my ancestors as much as I do.
Sharingan-Zero Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Excellent work!
MarieHeart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love your work, especially the Myths Series. You do so much research on the subjects, I give you major kudos!
BillyColin8 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
love the fact you add the stories to these pictures
ISAAC92 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
sylvainulg Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I'm really growing a fan of your "divinity series". I even start dreaming of a history schoolbook illustrations ... or so.
GreenWrench Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
smexy lol
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Ruisufueripe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, the planets are very incredible, i ask myself how much time you did this.

I don't know nothing about celtic mytholgy. But looks very different from what i know, one day i gonna try to search more about it.
Elinewton Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Great art!!
I love Mythic Legends too!! ^^
FJC92 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
No words can describe how amazing this looks....
Voltrotz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
She is perfect *-*
Thorgar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Love the subject, nice take on her.
Destiny49 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
I've been waiting for you to draw the Mother
NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
U Are 1 Of The Best.
Xenoxion Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Looking good:)
jr248 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool
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